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to their homeland. that's one example. he spoke to the youth of israel. he talked about technology. he went to see a technological exhibit at the museum, to discuss the high-tech and innovation. so definitely someone was looking very well to what went wrong in the past four years and decided to just reverse everything and make sure all these mistakes are corrected. in these short three days in israel. >> and two rockets from dwas landed in southern israel about 40 miles from where president obama was today drawing his condemnation. obviously we can't know until and unless hamas claims responsibility for that. what's your best guest as to the message that those were sending while the president was in theater and the united states and israel were embarringing on such an important meeting? >> well, first we should mention that 40 miles sounds a lot in america but in israel it is pretty much the whole country. he was not that close to the range of the rockets. i think the mention of whoever accept these rockets wanted to convey, you're going to ramallah. you're going to talk to the palestinian authori
and technology at a very high rate. in 2009, thanks partly to the stimulus, the u.s. investment matched the previous high at the space race at 2.9 of gdp. that amount of money being poured into public and private research. so we've come down a little because of the budget cuts already put in place and we've come down much more because of the sequester. that speaks exactly to what i was argue ewing in my special report. the federal government tends to either not really help or actively get in the way. in this inassistance it would be actively making things worse if it started. and theoretically neither party wants that. you hear the president say all the time that investments in scientific research are so important. and even on the republican side, there is an acknowledgement that this isn't the top of their list to cut. so hopefully we won't go ten years at the levels laid out in the sequester and those ill effects won't happen. if they did, it would definitely be damaging. >> i want to get this one in. you write from a competitiveness standpoint. you're expecting and you think it is ne
technology community. they might be close but once it gets to the senate floor, if it does, everything could break down like it often does. >> turning to another issue. i need to you help me understand something that i really don't quite get. when you look at support for universal background check for gun purchases, the support for the it is near universal. you see the quinnipiac poll showing 88% prove. "washington post," 91% support closing the gun show loophole. how is it that we can be in this place where it is so popular and yet the chance of getting it actually passed is not at all certain. is it still fear of the nra? what is actually going on here? >> it depends what the nra wants to say. there are a the love senators and in house members who will be resistant to even aed monthest form of universal background checks. if the nra decides to come down pretty hard, it doesn't have much of a shot at all. the people to look at are not necessarily the democrats and republicans you would expect but the conservative democrats, the ones who are up for re-election, in 2014. we're right in that c
the region at a time when all these other countries need technology and commerce and jobs for their young people. for palestinians to feel a sense that they, too, are masters of their own fate. for israel to feel that the possibilities of rockets raining down on their families has diminished. that kind of solution we have not yet seen. and so, what i want to do is listen. hear from prime minister netanyahu. tomorrow i will have a chance to hear from to get a sense from them, how do they see this process moving forward. what are the possibilities and what are the constraints and how account united states be helpful? and i purposefully did not want to come here and make some big announcement that might not match up with what the realities and possibilities on the ground are. i wanted to spend time listening before i talk. which my mother always taught me was a good idea. and so hopefully -- i'll consider it success if when i go back on friday, can i say to myself, i have a better understanding of what the constraints are, what the interests and various parties are, and how the united states
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